How to transplant seedlings

That moment arrives when everything is ahead and the seedlings represent precisely that moment: fertile land, small seeds willing to give everything, a path to follow.

That is why I really like having an orchard because I can follow this slow but sure process that nature gives us, from the moment we start planting until the subsequent harvest. In the case of some vegetables and herbs, the process is fast so that the results are seen just a couple of months later.

Each stage has its secrets and during planting care must be taken when transplanting seedlings .

The importance of transplant

Many of the plants in the garden first grow in seedlings but there comes a time, when they are strong and mature, that they must be transplanted to their final place in order to have more space and develop better.

Although it is the normal cycle of any plant, this does not take away the drama that it causes them. The plants suffer a shock before the change and for that reason it is necessary to be very careful during the transplant so that the plants adapt without consequences. If the process is poorly carried out, the plants can have a tragic outcome.

The most important thing at the time of the transplant is to do it very gently, avoiding sudden blows and jerks . But you also have to take into account the moment of the transplant because if the plant is too big it will cost more to adapt to the new environment. The ideal is to do it when it is somewhat strong although it has not yet grown too much.

Seedling transplant

What to consider

To be successful with transplanting, the best thing you can do is to transplant the plant with its soil . In this sense, those seedlings that allow this type of action work very well, that is, they allow the plant to be unmolded to move it as a block.

In the case of not being able to do it, remove the plant with as much soil as possible around it. When extracting the plant, avoid touching the roots or cutting them. Also, be very careful with the sun because they should not be exposed.

Furthermore, the new habitat must have rich, loose soil . Locate the plant there and do not touch it too much so as not to affect the roots. If possible, fortify the soil with nitrogen.

It usually takes a few days for newly transplanted plants to settle in, so be patient. Check the plant daily and record if it gives away new shoots little by little, as this is a sign of health.

Seedling transplant
How to transplant seedlings

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